Stephen Carr Seems Spoiled For Choice

Newcastle former right-back Stephen Carr appears to have a choice to make between West Ham, Bolton and Portsmouth this summer.


Stephen Carr – 3 Premier clubs after him

The former Republic of Ireland defender left St James’ Park at the end of last season, after his contract expired and was not renewed by Newcastle.

With Stephen now a free agent and lots of experience in the Premier League, it’s not surprising teams are after him.

Bolton appear to need a proven right-back, while Pompey and West Ham are looking for back-ups to Glen Johnson and Lucas Neil respectively.

It doesn’t look like Carr would be a starter at the Hammers or Portsmouth, so probably the best he can do is move to Bolton Wanderers.

Carr, who is 31, was hardly ever fit to play at Newcastle, since his transfer from Spurs in July, 2004, when Bobby Robson was still manager.

And it seems like the club is letting a lot of our high wage earners leave, who have really not been contributing to the club much.

These also include Emre, Rozehnal and probably Joey Barton, who is currently in jail.  🙁

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • meiny_obano9

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    its actually very suprising that people want carr cause he is absolutely terrible.

  • Graeme

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Yawn, it really is getting boring now ED!!!!

  • Luke

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Can we please forget about this wastrel.

    Carr’s agent has been drumming up ‘interest’ in him for years but the fact is no one wants an overweight, slow, injury prone, joke-of-a-defender mercenary at their club.

  • mikeygd

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    news is so dull this morning, theres nothing interesting apart from the fixtures. The press have run out of lies i think

  • b

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #5

    i HATE THIS GUY WITH A PASSION. i remember when he left spurs and said he was joining a big club,which made me smile. but he has been pants ever since. I cant remember him having one good game. I thought he might vhave to drop down a division or go to scotland to get a game. He has made a fortune out of newcastle without putting in any effort.

  • Jim

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Sounds like most of our signings at the back over recent years!

  • broon ale

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, please dont copy any stories from the comical today.

    we already know we have man united first game and no one cares what mick quinn thinks.

    alan oliver has no access anymore so he resorts to getting quotes from old timers.


  • Leo

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #8

    ed will report everything even the stuff that isnt true in the papers, i am happy about that because i certainly dont read them and i dont have the time to go on newsnow and search it all…

    as for stephen carr…. bah hahahahaha

  • Luke

    Jun 16, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #9

    too right Jim — thought that myself!

  • micepie

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Amazing isn’t it! See, we complain when we get linked with players like Chimbonda yet supposedly good Prem clubs are lining up for Carr!

  • Davies

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #11

    If I was Stephen Carr and, God willing, I never will be, I would be taking the pay day at West Ham or Pompey (whoever is prepared to pay the most). That way, I would never have to risk injuring myself by having to play regular football.

    If I were a footballer who wanted to play football, and had a conscience, I’d go to Bolton and try and stay out of the sick bay.

    He does have a choice, but it really doesn’t look like a tough one….

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Get choosin’ then Stevie!..
    …Ciao baby!..

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #13

    b…YOU’RE A SPUD!..GO AWAY!..

  • ToonKing

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #14

    well the interest in Carr is warranted….after all, he is a good player………….. lol..

  • Ian

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #15

    The way things are going we may look back and think he was one of our better players.

    Likely to be replaced by another carlisle united player, why didnt Ashley just buy Carlisle United and be done with it, easy option, dont want to pay premiership fooballer wages, dont buy a premiership football club.

    Mark Hughes was very succesful on a tight budget, but it even tired him out and he has moved to a club with a bigger budget, speaks volumes really.

  • b

    Jun 16, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #16

    punk skunk……what do you mean by spud?

  • TOON

    Jun 16, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Fat bald headed midget i wish he would f off once and for all

  • TOON

    Jun 16, 2008 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Sack the Board i say LOL fat Ashley a tight billionaire he is getting on my nerves


    Jun 16, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #19

    We had probably the best full back pairing ever with Carr and Babayaro at the back. NOT!!

  • normski1930z

    Jun 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #20

    good riddence i say …..waste of a shirt.

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #21

    well judgin’ by your recent posts mate, i’m suggestin’ that you support spurs!..
    …Correct me if i’m wrong, & if i am, i appologize, unreservedly!..But some of the things you’ve said make me wonder!..
    …Maybe i’m just paranoid?..

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #22

    Dont really care where he ends up to be honest. I’m pleased hes no longer at our club and taking a big fat wage packet for doing very little.

    Shame really as i thought when Bobby signed him, i thought he was a good player!

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 16, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #23

    The one good thing Carr did was score the goal that broke our shit run away to southampton!..
    …Ta for that Steve!..

    …It was a rocket launcher aswell!..

  • Danny

    Jun 16, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #24

    I really really don’t understand this….He is the worst right back in the league!

    Injury prone, Fat, Slow, Small and gives the ball away! Why would anybody want this man! Hes never had a good game in 4 year!


  • ende

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #25

    I wish him luck

  • Toooooooooooooooooon

    Jun 17, 2008 at 2:53 AM

    Comment #26

    do u guys remember, he once (not sure which manager – souness maybe) played as a defensive midfielder? what a joke


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